At HCA, we are committed to consumer and community participation in health and medical research and in using available evidence to inform our work. We believe consumers and the community have a right to be involved in the research that affects them. HCA has developed a number of key partnerships in order to advance consumer and community participation in health and medical research.
South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute
HCA has Memorandum of Understanding with (MoU) with the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI). The MoU outlines our partnership and collaboration to advance consumer and community participation in health and medical research. A key achievement has been the development of the SAHMRI Consumer and Community Engagement Framework. For more information visit the SAHMRI website: https://www.sahmri.com/
International Centre for Allied Health Evidence, University of South Australia (iCAHE)
HCA has a partnership with the International Centre for Allied Health Evidence (iCAHE) at the University of SA. A key achievement of this partnership has been the co-design and delivery of the Professional Certificate in Consumer Engagement. Health professionals, consumers representatives and researchers worked together to inform the objectives, content, delivery and assessment of the two courses that make up this Professional Certificate. Participants develop competence and confidence to apply evidence-informed consumer engagement practice in the areas of health research, governance, policy, services and care. Further information on the profesional certificate is available here.
For more information visit the iCAHE website: http://www.unisa.edu.au/Research/Sansom-Institute-for-Health-Research/Research-at-the-Sansom/Research-Concentrations/Allied-Health-Evidence/
HCA is partner of the SA-NT DataLink collaboration which provides high quality data linkage services to support research, policy development, service planning and evaluation. Providing access to accurate and unbiased information held by government agencies and other organisations that can better inform research, policies and practices is central to the role of SA NT DataLink. De-identified data linked for large or entire populations are much more inclusive, representative and unbiased, and also more cost effective and efficient than conventional studies based on sampling.
For more information visit the SA-NT DataLink website: https://www.santdatalink.org.au/